Music publicists rate their happiness above average.

At CareerExplorer, we conduct an ongoing survey with millions of people and ask them how satisfied they are with their careers. As it turns out, music publicists rate their career happiness 3.6 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 27% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy music publicists are to similar careers in the industry. Take a look at the results below:

Salaries and satisfaction ratings in similar careers

Career Satisfaction Avg Salary
Talent director
3.6
$79k
Music business manager
3.6
$32k
Conductor
3.5
$49k
Piano tuner
3.5
$37k
Talent agent
3.4
$78k

So what does it mean to be happy in your career? Let’s break it down into different dimensions:

  • Salary: Are music publicists happy with their salary?
  • Meaning: Do music publicists find their jobs meaningful?
  • Personality fit: How well suited are people’s personalities to their everyday tasks as music publicists?
  • Work environment: How enjoyable are music publicist’s work environments?
  • Skills utilization: Are music publicists making the best use of their abilities?

Are music publicists happy with their salary?

Music publicists rated their satisfaction with their salaries 2.7/5. Music publicists tend to be quite unhappy with their salary, with very few reporting satisfaction with their pay.

We asked music publicists how fairly compensated they are for their work.
Their response was:

2.7 out of 5 stars

15 music publicists

5 Star
13%

13% of music publicists rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
27%

27% of music publicists rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
13%

13% of music publicists rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
7%

7% of music publicists rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
40%

40% of music publicists rated their compensation 1 stars

Do music publicists find their jobs meaningful?

On average, music publicists rate the meaningfulness of their work a 3.5/5. Most tend to be satisified with the level of meaning they find in their careers.

We asked music publicists how meaningful they found their work.
Their response was:

3.5 out of 5 stars

15 music publicists

5 Star
27%

27% of music publicists rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
20%

20% of music publicists rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
40%

40% of music publicists rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
7%

7% of music publicists rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
7%

7% of music publicists rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

How well are people’s personalities suited to everyday tasks as music publicists?

Music publicists rated their personality fit with their work an average of 4.3/5. The majority of music publicists find their personalities quite well suited to their work, with relatively few having complaints about their fit.

We asked music publicists how well their personalities fit into their careers.
Their response was:

4.3 out of 5 stars

17 music publicists

5 Star
47%

47% of music publicists rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
35%

35% of music publicists rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
18%

18% of music publicists rated their career fit 3 stars

How enjoyable is a music publicist’s work environment?

As a whole, music publicists rated their enjoyment of their work environment 4.1/5. A solid majority of music publicists enjoy their work environment, probably contributing to overall higher satisfaction with working as a music publicist.

We asked music publicists how much they enjoyed their work environment.
Their response was:

4.1 out of 5 stars

17 music publicists

5 Star
47%

47% of music publicists rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
24%

24% of music publicists rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
24%

24% of music publicists rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
6%

6% of music publicists rated their work environment 2 stars

Are music publicists making the best use of their abilities?

Former music publicists on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 3.6/5. Most music publicists surveyed find that they manage to use their abilities to their fullest as a music publicist, which helps contribute to higher career satisfaction in the long term.

We asked music publicists how well their abilities were used in their careers.
Their response was:

3.6 out of 5 stars

17 music publicists

5 Star
24%

24% of music publicists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
35%

35% of music publicists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
18%

18% of music publicists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
24%

24% of music publicists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars